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Semi Truck Accidents

Slow down! How speeding trucks are putting you at risk

February 10, 2016

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, annually there are nearly 4,000 people killed and an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. Not surprisingly, most of those injuries were inflicted upon passenger car motorists and their occupants, and not the truck drivers. In fact, more than 70 percent of those injured…

How truck driver fatigue is putting you at risk for a crash

January 4, 2016

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 3,000 people die in large truck crashes and more than 95,000 are injured each year, and driver fatigue is a leading factor. To combat this problem, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued new rules to stop fatigued driving by making changes to the “hours of…

Truck driver shortages and new drivers are a deadly combination

October 25, 2015

It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about a truck accident in our area. That might be a result of less qualified commercial truck drivers traveling on our roadways. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA) a truck driver shortage is partly to blame. About 25,500 heavy and tractor-trailer truck…

Auto Accident Attorney Denver – Bachus and Schanker Review Robert Irvin

October 13, 2015

Video Transcription It happened July 19th, 2012, 10:40 p.m. at night and there was a truck, had the highway blocked, no lights on and when I realized it was there it was too late. And I tried to miss, but I didn’t. It kinda shattered my hip and all. A lot of it is a…

Truck drivers may be putting you at risk on wintry roadways

October 1, 2015

As the summer weather gives way to cooler temperatures, Colorado truck drivers are required to start thinking about traveling with chains. In fact, Colorado law requires truckers to carry chains from September 1 to May 31 if traveling on the I-70 corridor west of Denver between Morrison and Edwards. The Colorado State Patrol Motor Carrier…

Three People Live Because of One Little Boy

November 3, 2010

Although seven-year-old Collin Sanders passed away in 2002, he lives on through the survival of others. Collin, his two brothers, and two of their friends were in a minivan driven by Tracy Sanders, Collin’s mother. Tracy stopped to make a turn. A pickup truck behind them also stopped. And then the unthinkable happened. A commercial…

Denver Ranks 13th Least Courteous City in National Road Rage Survey

January 6, 2010

During our daily commute in Colorado, it’s not unusual to witness or be engaged in an incident of road rage. An aggressive driver is weaving in and out of traffic and angers another driver already frustrated and tense from increasingly heavy traffic congestion. They engage in a cat and mouse game at 80 miles per…

Nearly 5,000 are killed in Semi-Truck Accidents Every Year

March 13, 2008

I had an interesting conversation with an irate semi-truck driver yesterday. He saw a ad on TV and was “all fired up”. He let me know in no uncertain terms how offended he was by our ad. What made my conversation with this irate semi-truck driver even more interesting was I had just received an…

Truckers Falsifying Logbooks

February 18, 2008

A CBS4 investigation has found that truckers blatantly falsify their service logs and stay on the road longer than they’re allowed. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC we have personally seen the devastating ramifications that semi-truck accidents have on families. Consider these statistics for 2006 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

Driving on I-70 may be more dangerous than you think

September 10, 2007

The Colorado Department of Transportation does its best to be ready to respond to crashes on I-70. But this job has become more difficult due to a recent rise in the number of crashes involving semi-trucks.

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